Mattel’s new £250 3D printer lets children print and customize their own toys at home
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Posted on: February 25, 2016 at 15:21
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At the New York Toy Fair trade this year Mattel announced a brand new £250 home 3D-printer aimed at the best toy experts in the world, namely childeren! ThnigMaker Design The so called ThingMaker and its companion application (see screenshot below) will allow children to design their own toys and even customize their existing ones. The app that is used to create and alter 3D models which can eventually be printed is made in collaboration with Autodesk, known for their many 3D modelling applications such as Maya and 3DS Max. Although 3D printers are becoming more and more popular in many...
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New line of IKEA toys designed by children to raise money for Unicef
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Posted on: November 10, 2015 at 14:05
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IKEA’s brand new toy collection, designed entirely by children from all around the world, has finally launched in all IKEA stores and online web shop. Save The Children and Unicef For those of you unfamiliar with the colorful toys, since 2003 IKEA has held its annul Soft Toys for Education program which aims to help children around the world who lack a decent education. 10 unique designs from children under the age of 10 from all around the world were chosen and brought to live in the form of high quality soft toys that are now available for purchase. UK’s very own Olivia...
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Disney’s new wearable super hero toys aim to ‘get kids off the couch’
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Posted on: July 01, 2015 at 13:46
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Teaming up with Marvel Comics, Disney aims to ‘get kids off the couch‘ with their brand new wearable super hero toys for children. Disney Playmtion The new line of toys looks pretty high-tech to they eye and aim to bring super powers to life and let kids experience what its like to be super heroes themselves. Kids can wear them anywhere inside the house and outside and can even download special ‘missions’ to perform with integrated software and a mobile application. A standard ‘Playmotion’ set starts off with a price tag of $120,- with additional...
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NFL star Andre Johnson is back with his 80-seconds shopping spree for children!
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Posted on: December 06, 2014 at 11:46
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For the eight year in a row NFL super star Andre Johnson took 11 children from the Harris County Department of Family and Protective Services and allowed them 80 seconds of free shopping at the local Toys ‘R Us! $16,266.66 bill Andre Johnson who plays as Houston Texans’ receiver in the NFL took 11 years children with him for his famous shopping spree which eventually ended up in him paying the $16,266.66 bill at the local Toys R’ Us. Johnson’s shopping sprees for local underprivileged children has become somewhat famous throughout the last 8 years. Johnson explains...
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Kids Bring All Kinds of Art to Life
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Posted on: October 18, 2013 at 14:59
By Guy in toy
As a homeschool mom I’m always looking for interesting new projects to keep the kids occupied while stirring up their creativity. Recently we went for a walk through the city and wandered into an art gallery filled with work from local artists. There were mostly paintings and drawings but some sculptures were displayed as well. The gallery owner is a grey-haired man with a bright welcoming smile who made conversation with us and invited us in even before we crossed the threshold. As I began to explain to my children how to appreciate the different techniques with which the art was created...
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